posted by jordan44jordan (ROBERSONVILLE, NC) Feb 27, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
it is good for the transformig and stuff but it can be a little bad at times its still a good game and even all stars i know there are in plane mode but its a good game i give this one a 10/10 thank you SEGA@ for giveing sonic a 3rd game of racing
posted by InfamousLion (GRANITE FALLS, WA) Nov 17, 2012
Member since Aug 2011
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
The original All-Stars was a very enjoyable (albeit deriative of Mario Kart) cart racing experience, and was the title that got my son into gaming. The sequel while having the right intentions, is a bit of a miss in some areas. First off, the career mode is more focused on mini game style challenges then actual races, and the new boat and flying segments are abit forced. Don't get me wrong they defiitely switch things up, but they don't control as smoothly and too many invisible barriers (especially while flying) tend to destroy the illusion of freedom the extra modes would entail. Plus, it's a scripted thing when the tracks dictate, not an at will thing. I also dislike the layout for the world tour which branches out in all directions family tree style. It works, but far too cluttered for my taste. Visually in alot of ways I feel the original trumps this. The original was very colorful, fast, and detailed.This one looks decideably low-res at times, almost like it was designed for standard definition Wii standards. (Even though there is no Wii version go figure.)
All that said, this is still one of the better Kart games and definitely worth a rent to see how you feel about, especially for the 360 since there is so few options available. Now if only we could get Banjo and Kazooie in here again like the original....
I really think that the game lacked many of the aspects that they had in the original. The changing cars just weren't as nice (boat was hard to steer) as they could have been, and just amounted to a bad gimmick idea. Unless you are REALLY set on renting this game, you'd be better off getting another game, in my opinion. (Not to mention some of the ever-annoying current voices. We're looking at you, Amy Rose.)
posted by ilawson94 (EAST BETHANY, NY) Feb 23, 2013
Member since Nov 2012
Let's face it, there is little in family race games anymore. Say what you want about Little Big Planet Karting and several other weak attempts, but there just hasn't been a game since MarioKart (I say since because modern updates frustrate me and I speak of the Nintendo 64 version) that has quite captured the perfect mix of fun, action, and an overall friendly atmosphere...that is until this game came along.
When I first heard of this I was pretty skeptical thinking it was just another relatively weak franchise crossover that wouldn't hold, but boy was I wrong. I am currently in the third or fourth career stage and I just have such a hard time putting this game down.
While I have had very little experience with Sega characters outside of Sonic the Hedgehog, I was nevertheless immediately taken in by the colorful list of characters as well as the amusing add ins of Wreck it Ralph and Danica Patrick (the latter of which actually plays very well).
Each character is given their own unique vehicle which is capable of transforming into boats and planes depending on track requirements. Each vehicle is given its own set of stats that can be modified with experience to suit the player's likes and skills. As well as classic racing, there are several varieties of bonus events included in the career mode to keep you on your toes, some of which proved to be rather challenging.
I would have given this game full points if not for just one thing (and this an extreme nitpick). Some characters stats are very slighted in some areas which makes for then to be very hard to use in events. My best characters have been Knuckles, Danica Patrick, and Shadow so far because of their balanced or well dispersed stats.
Whether this was purposeful to add some additional challenge I can't really say, but either way it is a very minor blemish on an otherwise great game that deserves a lot more attention than it has apparently received. Highly recommend this game to anyone of any age